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The show of record for all things IndyCar. Kevin Lee is a part of both NBC Sports Network's IndyCar coverage and the IndyCar Radio Network, while Curt Cavin is now a VP at IndyCar after 30 years covering all things racing for the Indianapolis Star. Interviews with key members of the IndyCar community, and plenty of chances of listener questions and feedback.

The show of record for all things IndyCar. Kevin Lee is a part of both NBC Sports Network's IndyCar coverage and the IndyCar Radio Network, while Curt Cavin is now a VP at IndyCar after 30 years covering all things racing for the Indianapolis Star. Interviews with key members of the IndyCar community, and plenty of chances of listener questions and feedback.

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United States

Description:

The show of record for all things IndyCar. Kevin Lee is a part of both NBC Sports Network's IndyCar coverage and the IndyCar Radio Network, while Curt Cavin is now a VP at IndyCar after 30 years covering all things racing for the Indianapolis Star. Interviews with key members of the IndyCar community, and plenty of chances of listener questions and feedback.

Language:

English


Episodes

Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee Recap Detroit Races

6/15/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee in hour number one, they tackle the big news of the day regarding Rinus VeeKey's cycling accident that took place earlier in the day, Curt identifies who he thought were winners this weekend (outside of Marcus Ericsson and Pato O'Ward), and discuss what they took away from the first race in Detroit. In hour number two, Curt and Kevin spend some time previewing the Road America race this weekend, updates you on what happened to Felix...

Duration:01:26:22

Kevin and Curt talk with Four Time Indy 500 Winner Helio Castroneves and Road America President Mike Kertcher

6/8/2021
On tonight's edition of Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, four time Indy 500 Champion Helio Castroneves joined the show to talk about his historic win, what it meant to have fans in the stands, how he feels post victory, and what it was like to not have Rick Mears as his strategist for the first time. Also President and General Manager of Road America talked with Kevin about the race, their rules for fans and COVID restrictions, being able to enjoy the outdoors, having NASCAR take on...

Duration:01:29:53

Kevin and Curt recap the 105th Indianapolis 500

6/1/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they do a full recap of the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race. They also discuss the history that Helio Castroneves tied with his fourth win in the 500. Kevin and Curt talk about how their pre race tiers fared in the race on Sunday. They talk about the Carb night Classic show from Lucas Oil Raceway and the races that ended up being run on Saturday due to weather. Another topic is that NBC stayed with the victory celebration...

Duration:01:28:03

Kevin and Curt preview the Indy 500 and Carb Night Classic from Lucas Oil Raceway

5/28/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they are doing the show from Lucas Oil Raceway ahead of tonight's Carb Night Classic races featuring USAC and the Road to Indy. They are joined by Road to Indy Drivers Prescott Campbell, Jackson Lee and others to talk about their futures, careers to this point, and what their goals are. Kevin recaps the Final Indianapolis 500 practice and preview what to expect this weekend in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Curt chats with former Columbus...

Duration:00:51:08

Kevin and Curt talk about their tiers for the 105th Indianapolis 500

5/27/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they talk about who is historically good at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway notably Alexander Rossi coming off the open about his win in 2016. They go through their annual tiers for the running of the Indianapolis 500 and who are the drivers favored to win. They discuss which drivers will need a good showing on Sunday to help save their jobs with their current teams. They also preview Carb Day at IMS and Carb Night at Lucas Oil Raceway. See...

Duration:00:50:18

John Oreovicz and Kasey Coler join Kevin and Curt on Trackside

5/26/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they discuss the upcoming Carb Night Pre Race Party at Lucas Oil Raceway and what to expect. They talk about Team Owner Sam Schmidt and his ability to stand and dance at his daughter's wedding thanks to technology. The NASCAR Damp weather test and more. Author John Oreovicz joins the show to talk about the Indy Split book that he wrote that looks back at the split between IRL and Cart 25 years ago and how to go about talking about such a...

Duration:00:53:02

Sam Schmidt joins Kevin and Curt on Trackside

5/25/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they talk about the drivers Charlie Kimball and RC Enerson who missed the field for the Indianapolis 500 and talk about their stories. Car Owner Sam Schmidt joins the show to talk about his thoughts on the upcoming Indianapolis 500 with drivers Pato O'Ward and Felix Rosenqvist on Arrow McLaren SP. Sam and Curt also talk about the gala that Sam organizes for those who suffer from paralysis and other diseases. They discuss women in...

Duration:00:54:29

Kevin and Curt recap Indy 500 qualifying

5/24/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they recap Indianapolis 500 Qualifying weekend, discuss the Team Penske struggles. They also talk about the confusion and controversy at the end of the first day of Qualifications involving Dalton Kellett and Will Power. They also begin to preview the race and which engine may have the advantage and if the drivers near the back of the field have a shot to make their way to the front and win the race. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:49:00

Kevin and Curt recap Fast Friday and Preview Qualifying for the 500

5/21/2021
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin discuss what they have learned from Fast Friday Practice when it comes to top teams for Qualifications Weekend. They discuss the schedule for the weekend, who are the favorites for the Pole and who are in danger of missing the 33 car field on Sunday. Arrow McLaren SP Driver Pato O' Ward talks about where his team stands after Fast Friday and his thoughts going into Qualifications weekend. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:40

Kevin and Curt recap day 3 of Indy 500 Practice

5/20/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they recap the third day of Practice for the 105th Indianapolis 500. They talk about the Rahal Letterman Lanigan photo op that nearly ended in disaster for Colton Herta and Scott McLaughlin, as well as the first wreck of the week with Santino Ferrucci. They include audio from the post practice press conference and preview Fast Friday and qualifying. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:51:36

Kevin and Curt recap Day 2 of Indy 500 Practice

5/19/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they discuss the second day of practice for the 105th Indianapolis 500. They begin to talk about pole contenders and what qualifying could look like in terms of contenders and speeds this weekend. They talk about Danica Patrick being named as Pace Car Driver of the Indianapolis 500 and Bryan Clauson's Pole Award in Nashville this summer. They also talk about what teams will do in the coming days leading into qualifications. See...

Duration:00:42:35

Kevin and Curt recap the first day of Indianapolis 500 Practice

5/18/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they recap the Opening Day of Practice for the Indianapolis 500 and who is the fastest. They also discuss the drivers who may be battling in the Last row Shootout on Sunday and how Top Gun Racing fared on Day one. They also go back and finish recapping the GMR Grand Prix from over the weekend. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:58:21

Kevin and Curt recap the GMR Grand Prix and preview Indy 500 Practice

5/17/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they recap the GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway won by Rinus Veekay for his first career win. They also discuss Romain Grosjean finishing 2nd and his comeback story from a near fatal accident last fall in F1. They also discuss the start of the season with three first time winners and five different winners to start the season. They begun discussing the opening of Practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Tuesday. The Road to...

Duration:00:55:58

Kevin and Curt recap GMR Grand Prix Qualifying and preview the Race

5/14/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they recap GMR Grand Prix Qualifying as Romain Grosjean took his first career Pole in his third career Indy Car Series start. They discuss how big of a surprise it was. They discuss the starting grid and how diverse it is near the front of the field. They breakdown the field for the Race tomorrow and preview what we will see on Race Day. Kevin and Curt also talk about the announcement with Colton Herta for another two year extension with...

Duration:00:51:23

Jimmie Johnson, James Hinchcliffe and Stefan Wilson join Kevin and Curt on Trackside

5/13/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, Kevin chats with drivers James Hinchcliffe and Jimmie Johnson as they prepare for this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course in the GMR Grand Prix. The drivers discuss how the season has gone to this point for each of their teams and performances. Stefan Wilson joins the show to talk about his ride with Andretti Autosport as he attempts to qualify for his third Indianapolis 500. The other big news story is Texas Motor...

Duration:00:59:49

Kevin and Curt talk Indy 500 entry list on Trackside

5/12/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they discuss the official entry list for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 released today including nine previous past champions. They discuss the new bitcoin sponsorship for Ed Carpenter Racing. They begin to look ahead to the GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road course. They discuss the latest news involving the Detroit Grand Prix. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:49:14

Paul Tracy joins Curt and Kevin on Trackside

5/11/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they are joined by NBC Racing Analyst and former driver Paul Tracy to talk about his thoughts so far on the 2021 Indy Car Season as they head to the Indy Car GP and the Indianapolis 500 this month. He talks about getting ready to race in the SRX series this summer on CBS. Kevin and Curt discuss what the future of television will be for the Indy Car Series and what network may air the races after this season and they discuss what the...

Duration:00:59:22

IMS President Doug Boles joins Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin on Trackside

5/10/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they talk about the upcoming Indy Car GP Race Weekend, go through the schedule and the air times. They also discuss the Top Gun Rookie test for RC Enerson at Gateway today before heading to Indianapolis despite an official announcement for the 500. They talk about who may drive the other Rick Ware Racing car as well for the 500. Kevin and Curt discuss ovals on the Indy Car schedule and what tracks could potentially be added to the schedule....

Duration:01:01:48

Kevin and Curt look back at the first quarter of the Indy Car Season

5/7/2021
Note: First few minutes missing due to technical issues in studio: Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they wind up the first week of the Month of May talk about possible Americans to Formula One and who that might be. Also what tracks in the United States could host F1 races and if they might return to Indianapolis. They talk about Rookies at Indianapolis and how comfortable they would be if they make their first start at Indy vs other tracks. They talk about the biggest...

Duration:00:50:27

Charlie Kimball joins Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee on Trackside

5/6/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they talk about the GMR Grand Prix Schedule, if the Indianapolis 500 will be shown live across central Indiana. They also discuss rather or not Formula One could return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and what is Rogers vision for the track going forward. AJ Foyt driver Charlie Kimball joins the show to talk about the upcoming Month of May and his chance to get back in the car for the GMR Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500. He also talks...

Duration:00:59:29